Subcommittees and Guiding Questions

  • Deerfield and 109 Puzzle  Partnered Learning

    • Where are there gaps in understanding for our community and staff, as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion? 
    • How can District 109 establish offerings that get the school community discussing these topics more openly? 
    • What professional development topics/material for school staff, focusing on equity and race, should be part of their ongoing professional development? 
  • Student Voice  Student Voice

    • What experiences can students share that can guide positive change for their generation?

    • In what ways can students and teachers partner to stimulate productive peer to peer dialogue on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion?

    • What systemic and/or ongoing practices can be improved upon in Deerfield schools to broaden student perspectives about their community and beyond? 

  • Inclusive Community  Creating an Inclusive Community

    • What experiences can adults in our community share that can guide positive change for the next generation?

    • What can we do to help stimulate productive dialogue on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout Deerfield? 

    • What partnerships do we need to have beyond District 109?   

     

  • Curriculum and Instruction  Curriculum and Instruction

    • What are the characteristics or qualities of equitable curriculum and instruction?
    • What topics, titles, and concepts do students currently encounter in Deerfield 109?
    • What stories and voices are missing from our curriculum that we should include?

     

  • Kipling School  Kipling

    • What community history do we need to explore? 
    • Included in the above, what is the history behind the name of Kipling school?
    • As community schools, how do we collect feedback from all constituents about the school’s name?
    • If we were to reach a point where a name change would be considered, how do we conduct that process to be inclusive?